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Long time bicyclist, bike commuter, bike tourer, recent bike builder/experimenter. I'm an energy consultant for hydro electric, solar and other renewable energy generation.

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  • How to Divide the Estate Fairly and Happily

    Assume in that case the 2 heirs are equal partners in the property. The one who wants to keep it can either buy out the one who wants to be bought out, or find another partner to buy the departing partner out and share the property with that new partner.

    I look at it from the heirs' perspectives, and want them to all have continuous equal chances ( not dice luck determined chances ) to acquire either all of the items they value more than anyone else or their fair share of the dollar value that another heirs want to pay. Using the bidding method allows maximum happiness to all participants (getting either items or money but always what they want of the two). I see the bidding as a collective happiness maximizer, and fairness maximizer that makes everyone take responsibility for their own choices. One example of a problem with dice order selection method is imagine 4 heirs and only 3 items (gold coins each with a market value of $4000). In the dice method, one heir is disappointed and gets nothing. However, in the bidding method i...

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    I look at it from the heirs' perspectives, and want them to all have continuous equal chances ( not dice luck determined chances ) to acquire either all of the items they value more than anyone else or their fair share of the dollar value that another heirs want to pay. Using the bidding method allows maximum happiness to all participants (getting either items or money but always what they want of the two). I see the bidding as a collective happiness maximizer, and fairness maximizer that makes everyone take responsibility for their own choices. One example of a problem with dice order selection method is imagine 4 heirs and only 3 items (gold coins each with a market value of $4000). In the dice method, one heir is disappointed and gets nothing. However, in the bidding method if one heir wins the bid on every coin at $4000 each, everyone should be happy. The winner has the 3 coins they wanted and the three "losers" each have an additional $3000 in the final estate settle up.

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  • Woodenbikes commented on Woodenbikes's instructable How to Rescue a Hummingbird2 years ago
    How to Rescue a Hummingbird

    Thanks for sharing your rescue story and insights! I share your belief in personal responsibility and the maker ethic of trying to make the best of situations with available reasonable resources. There is a lot of satisfaction in diving in to help a situation regardless of the "rules" or the odds of success. Standing by helpless or throwing up our hands because we can't find the right government agencies etc. only diminishes us. Best wishes to you and Nero.

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  • Woodenbikes commented on Woodenbikes's instructable How to Rescue a Hummingbird2 years ago
    How to Rescue a Hummingbird

    I don’t know about the bugs.It could be the bugs are leftover food, or a parasite or both.options are:Leave everything alone (to nature). This may be very normal.Call in federal wildlife authorities as some commenters tell me I should’ve done.Seek other advice.I would suggest against using any cleaning product or poison or repellant on the birds or the bugs.

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